New York Times reporter and FRONTLINE/World correspondent
Sabrina Tavernise recently moved to New York City after six
years in Russia as a journalist. Her politically astute reports
from Moscow gave readers a sense of the texture of daily life
during a time of intense political and economic upheaval. In
partnership with The New York Times, FRONTLINE/World
presents two stories by Tavernise -- one from Moscow, and one
from an immigrant neighborhood in New York -- that offer a rare
glimpse into the culture of young Russians.
"Russia's New Rich
Are Living It Up, but Oligarchs' Children Wonder: How Long Will
It Last?" (July 31, 2003)
The privileged, jet-setting children whose parents made fortunes
after the collapse of the Soviet Union are "the new nobility"
of Russia, enjoying servants, fancy cars and upscale nightlife.
Still, says one, "You live with the constant feeling that everything
could be taken away. ... Fathers are rich today and in jail tomorrow."
Read more ...
"To Young, a Russian
Enclave Is Too Much the Old Country" (October 8, 2003)
Brighton Beach has always seemed like a little piece of exotic,
authentic Russia to New Yorkers. But new, younger immigrants
from Moscow -- who grew up with malls, sushi bars and suburbs
-- find the immigrant enclave hopelessly outdated. Read more
Interview With Sabrina Tavernise
Reporting in a country without the rule of law, social etiquette
-- or lots of reliable sources. Sabrina Tavernise talks with
FRONTLINE/World Web editor Sara Miles about her experience
in Russia and the meaning of Mikhail Khodorkovsky's arrest for
"Russia's New Rich Are Living It Up, but Oligarchs' Children
Wonder: How Long Will It Last?" and "To Young, a Russian Enclave
is Too Much the Old Country" originally published in The
New York Times on July 31, 2003 and October 8, 2003, respectively.
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